BikeTrial Malaysia

Bringing Observed Trials to Malaysia

July 2008 Blog Posts (4)

Broke a Star Nut. Got a Head Lock. Back to square one?

Yesterday, while practicing, I broke the star nut in the Echo Pure headset. After that, the ball bearings at the fork became slightly loose and a tad wobbly. I panicked for a moment as I did not know what had happened... LOL. I removed the star nut and tightened the stem to the fork so that I could continue practicing.

Rising to the Challenge

Ever since I started practicing on the wooden pallets, I have been…


Added by Jack on July 30, 2008 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Grinding my Trial Bike Rear Rim

Yesterday, I realised that there were three things I was doing wrong when I rear wheel hopped. Firstly, I realised that both my wheels were not straight before I take off to the rear wheel.

Secondly, once I got on to the rear wheel, my body needed to be further back over the rear wheel to maintain good posture and balance.

And lastly, my rear wheel brake needed to be super duper sticky to enable me to rear hop for a long duration. I have long since broke my own personal…


Added by Jack on July 23, 2008 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

Ok I am interested in BikeTrial. So how do I start?

First off, I am a newbie in BikeTrial. Secondly, I welcome all who want to venture out into this brave new world of BikeTrials.

It is not easy. It is a lot of hard work. Once you have mastered the basics, I swear to you on all things good and great in this world that you will not regret one bit of it... LOL. To top it off, I am more than 45 years old and I only started BikeTrial August last year. I only managed to get a trial bike in March this year.

I am living proof…


Added by Jack on July 7, 2008 at 7:30pm — No Comments

All the Bruise and Blood in Training Paying Off?

After setting up the wooden pallets I had gotten from the Seremban Bike Trial event, I have been practicing and trying very hard to ride the mock sections I had constructed. What I realised was that track-stand and balancing are the ultimate basic skills to master before attempting this.…


Added by Jack on July 4, 2008 at 10:00pm — No Comments

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